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Snuggles has been having a few problems lately. I'm not sure if they are all related to one another, or not. I could really use some advice and idea's as to what I could do to help him and it make him better.

1. Dragging/rubbing his belly/butt across his liner- he does this whenever, there is no certain time that he does it.

2. Rubbing his face- he does this while he is running on his wheel and on his fleece liner. I brought him to the vet yesterday and they gave me Gentizol (Gentamicin Sulfate USP, Betamethasone USP, and Clotrimazole USP) to help in case he has an ear infection or if it is a yeast infection. The box says that it is an ointment, and to use for dogs only. The vet that gave this to me is just learning more about hedgehogs, but he said that they give this to rabbits and hamsters.

3. Dragging his back legs- again, this happens whenever. It'll even happen when he's on his wheel. I'm really concerned about this part because he has fallen off his wheel a few times, so it might be a slipped disc, or it could be WHS, I'm not sure so I made an appointment with the exotic pet specialist that is located a couple hours away from me.

4. Not as much poop- usually he has always been a pooping machine. But these past few weeks, he doesn't poop very much at all. He eats all of his food, drinks a little bit of his water, but doesn't poop as much at all. A few weeks ago though, I did change his food. I gradually introduced his current mix and now that's what he's fully eating. I'm not sure if I just don't have a good mix, or what's going on. I give him:
Solid Gold Katz-N-Flocken
Solid Gold Moon Shadow- Protein 30% Fat 12% Fiber 3%
Wellness Complete Health Healthy Weight- Protein 30% Fat 9% Fiber 4%
Royal Canin Indoor Adult 27- Protein 27% Fat 12% Fiber 6.2%
Lately I have been adding sweet potato baby food to his kibble, to try and help him go poop, but it's not working anymore. And there have been times when I will be watching him and he's straining to go, but can't. Tonight I added some pumpkin watered down to his kibble, but now he won't eat his food with the pumpkin on it. I tried syringe feeding it to him, but I only got about 1.25mL in him.

5, Dry skin- I live in an apartment, and Snuggles cage is in my bedroom, so I just heat the entire room. I have a humidifier that I will turn on every once and a while, and I give him baths with Aveeno oatmeal wash, but they don't seem to be helping his dry skin.

Can someone please help me? I can't stand seeing him in this much pain. Any ideas, anything at all, will be greatly appreciated!!
 

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First, I think it's great that you've already made an appointment with a specialty vet since online help really isn't a substitute for a professional examination. :D Really hope they can help you, but in the meantime I'll offer what I know from your list above:

2. I'm honestly not overly concerned about this. I would do some self research to see if the medication has had any other reaction in hedgehogs just in case, but a lot of pet medication tends to only come in sizes intended for dogs (hence the "for dogs" label). Even for pets as common as cats, vets often have to just take medication intended for dogs and adjust the dosage appropriately for the species they're treating.

4. It may not be a good idea to syringe feed him if he doesn't actually want to eat it at this stage. Minimizing stress is of the highest priority, so maybe try offering other foods with a lot of fiber in it? For example: Spinach, broccoli, cucumber, etc... Just cut them all into hedgehog bite-sized pieces, offer it right next to Snuggles and leave him to eat them when he wants to.

5. Olive oil seems to work great for my hedgehog. I mix a few drops of olive oil with water and just spread it the hedgehog's back during a bath. If you end up putting too much on him, just let it sit for a day or two anyway. Being greasy may look gross to us, but it does give time for the oil to soak in. Then you can give him another bath to help get the excess off later.

To also increase his comfort levels, I would make a blanket out of fleece and warm it up for him so he has something to snuggle into. To heat a blanket up, just put it on top of a heat vent. OR, if you can, fill an old sock with UNCOOKED rice and other grains (buckwheat is best, but even dried wheat, oat, corn, and oatmeal will work) and toss it into the microwave for a minute or two (always watch it, do not heat unattended). Check and cool the temperature before offering it to Snuggles (I would use this along with a blanket of some sort).
 
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